All statements involving Dan Patrick
"We have a 40 to 50 percent dropout rate in our inner-city schools."
Dan Patrick was the only state senator "who voted against the Veteran Entrepreneurship Program, a program that assists veterans in successfully starting up their own businesses."
Says Dan Patrick has "called immigration into Texas an invasion" and "said immigrants coming into Texas bring ‘third-world diseases.’"
Our "trade with Mexico is $720 million a day; that’s our No. 1 trading partner."
Under David Dewhurst’s leadership, the Texas "Senate passed an expansion of in-state tuition and free health care to illegal immigrants."
"PolitiFact Texas gave" a David Dewhurst TV ad "a ‘Pants-on-Fire’ rating as an outrageous lie."
Dan Patrick "got caught not paying his taxes" and "pocketed his employees’ payroll taxes."
Up "to 45 percent" of illegal immigrants "are not people that physically crossed the southern border or northern border. They are visa overstayers."
"David Dewhurst currently owes more than $1 million to vendors for services provided to his 2012 U.S. Senate campaign."
Dan Patrick "changed his name from Danny Goeb to hide from" his "debts."
Dan Patrick "called for increasing the gas tax and the state sales tax."
Says Dan Patrick "supported giving a $5,000 taxpayer-funded voucher to every family to buy a car."
On repealing the 17th Amendment
I am "the only candidate for lieutenant governor to oppose in-state tuition for illegal immigrants."
Says the 2014-15 state budget "cut border security and funding to fight criminal gangs."
Says 315,000 mostly minority Texas students are enrolled in failing schools.
Says 100,000 are on waiting list to attend Texas charter schools.
Says the state of Texas rates as "unacceptable" almost 500 of the state's 8,000 public schools.
Says Texas school districts are the fifth largest employers in the world.
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